Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Sign the Online Petition to Mayor Bloomberg!

You may have seen some of the paper petitions to Mayor Bloomberg that have been circulating throughout the neighborhood lately. This same petition is now available online. Please join us in showing your support for 8A and 8B rezoning for our neighborhood by signing the petition today. Click on:

We'd like to gather as many signatures as possible by June 30th, so please tell your friends and neighbors to sign as soon as possible. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Huge Crowd Attends CB7 Meeting 5/2

A crowd estimated at 350 people attended the May 2nd Community Board 7 meeting at Broadway at 110th Street. Officials grew concerned about the size of the crowd and restricted admittance to the building due to fire codes. A long line of area residents waited patiently on West 110th Street in the brisk evening air and--eventually--gained admittance. Dozens of neighborhood residents addressed Board members directly during the public session, urging members to support 8A zoning for Broadway and 8B zoning for the side streets to protect the area's brownstones. Residents called for swift action from the Board and demanded that a resolution in support of 8A and 8B be passed at the Board's June meeting.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Join Us for a Neighborhood Walking Tour

Please join us for a free walking tour of our neighborhood, from West 96th to 110th Street. We'll learn about the social and economic history of our area, view architectually significant buildings, and hear about the impact of zoning changes. The tour is being sponsored jointly by Park West Village Neighborhood History Group and the Columbus Amsterdam Business Improvement District. The tour will be offered on two dates:

Saturday, May 6th at 11:00 AM
Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 PM

The tour will start promptly at the Northeast corner of Broadway and West 96th Street (Citibank). The tour will run about 90 minutes and will end at West 110th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

For reservations, call 212-666-9774 or contact

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Crowd of Over 800 Attends Zoning Meeting

Over 800 concerned residents attended Community Board 7's meeting on March 29th.

Thursday, March 16, 2006


Do You Want More of THIS in Our Neighborhood?

We need to rezone NOW to stop irresponsible development!

Miki Fiegel and Bob Botfeld of West Siders for Responsible Development, Inc. have been serving as members on the Task Force for the past several months. They have been working closely with CB7 and the City Planning Commission. After careful study, West Siders for Responsible Development recommends 8A zoning for the corridors (Broadway, West End and Amsterdam Avenues) which would restrict building heights at 16 stories and 8B for side streets--which would protect our brownstones.


Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Contact Our Elected Officials!

Contact our elected officials and tell them you want IMMEDIATE rezoning for West 96th-110th Streets. Tell them you support 8A for the corridors (Broadway, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues) and 8B for the side streets.

1. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 311 or 212-NEW-YORK
Fax: 212-788-2460

2. Borough President Scott Stringer
One Centre Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10007

3. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn
224 West 30th Street - Suite 1206
New York, NY 10001

4. City Council Member Melissa Mark Viverto (District #8)
105 East 116th Street
New York, NY 10029

5. City Council Member Inez E. Dickens (District #9)
250 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

6. State Assembly Member Dan O'Donnell
250 West 104th Street
New York, NY 10025


Thursday, November 03, 2005


Extell's "Ariel" Glass Towers Advertised

This ad for Extell's "Ariel" condos appeared in the November 7th issue of New York Magazine. The ad reads, "Ariel. Traditional living like never before. Two Exquisite Glass Towers, One Extraordinary Lifestyle."

"Exquisite?!" We beg to differ. These buildings are anything but "exquisite." They are unremarkable, uninspired, unattractive, and totally out of keeping with the architecture of our neighborhood.

West Siders for Responsible Development, Inc. remains committed to stopping the construction of these monstrous high rises. Please join us in this fight.

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